Financial Controller

Our financial controller will have proven industry experience as an accountant, preferably in a senior role. As a strong communicator and skilled financial analyst, you will make it your mission to streamline our budgeting, payroll, and financial reporting processes and functions. You will produce thorough financial-status reports for senior management to help improve our operational efficiency and aid in achieving our mission of eliminating hunger within our 16-county service area.
This individual will possess strong analytical skills, a strong sense of initiative and the ability to organize multiple operational projects. A passion for social justice and compassion for others are keys in being a staff member at the Northeast Iowa Food Bank.  At the Northeast Iowa Food Bank, we strive to work as a unified team to close the meal gap in northeast Iowa. The Controller will need to be innovative, adaptable, and actively seeking process improvements to ensure we maximize our efficiency and effectiveness.
About the Job: 
The responsibilities of the Controller include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide comprehensive financial updates to senior management by evaluating, analyzing, and reporting appropriate data points
  • Guide financial decisions by applying company policies and procedures to current economic landscape
  • Develop, implement, and maintain financial controls and guidelines
  • Achieve budgeting goals with proper scheduling, analysis, and corrective action
  • Maximize payroll efficiency through innovative process development
  • Manage and monitor all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements as well as the requirements of private contributions, loans, and government contracts
  • Managing the Iowa Food Bank Association finances and payroll
  • Prepare grant budget applications and expense reporting
  • In conjunction with the Director of Finance, establish financial and operating benchmarks, budgets, program monitoring, and reporting standards on a bi-weekly, monthly, and annual basis
  • Implement consistent accounting policies, practices, and procedures across all programs, upholding federal, state, and local legal standards by remaining knowledgeable about existing, new, and future legislation
  • Develop and enforce internal controls to maximize protection of company assets, and adherence to policies and procedures
  • Manage outsourced financial activities (ex. audits, vendors, agency accounts receivable, retirement plans, insurance products, etc.)
  • Overseeing and maintaining donation batches, accounts receivable, and accounts payable
  • Monitoring and controlling cash flow
  • Maintaining secure custody of cash receipts & cash deposits into the bank
  • Monitoring restricted donations, notifying management of balances as needed
  • Support Kids Café (CACFP) program and Summer Feeding (SFSP) by completing annual application, monthly claims and assisting Culinary Programs Manager with other compliance related issues regarding the administration of these programs
Skills and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, or related field
  • 10+ years proven accounting experience
  • Working knowledge of finance law and regulatory standards (GAAP)
  • Strong understanding of economic and banking processes
  • Ability to maintain focus, organization, and produce accurate work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work with and motivate a diverse group of volunteers
  • Culturally competent, ability to work with diverse groups and individuals
  • Must pass a criminal background check
  • Valid driver’s license, safe driving record, current vehicle insurance
  • Certified public accountant, maintaining continuing education requirements
  • 5+ years experience as a senior-level accounting or finance manager
  • Strong working knowledge of detailed financial data analysis
  • Proven payroll experience, with a focus on streamlining accounting processes
  • Exemplary history of financial project management
  • Working knowledge of federal, state, and local tax compliance regulations and reporting

Type of Employment: Full-Time